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How to filter out microsoft crawl?

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I am having a problem filtering out Microsoft's crawls. Up until yesterday if I filtered out msn.com and there were no problems. Yesterday it started showing up from microsoft corporation service provider, and hostname unknown.unknown. When I try to filter out unknown.unknown it says invalid domain. How can I filter it out?

Re: How to filter out microsoft crawl?

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Use filter that includes only your hostname. This is more flexible solution.

Re: How to filter out microsoft crawl?

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Could you elaborate a little more? I am unsure what you mean.

Re: How to filter out microsoft crawl?

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If you create a filter that only includes traffic with hostname set to your hostname it will filter out all traffic when hostname is set improperly.

 

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Re: How to filter out microsoft crawl?

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I made a mistake. The hostname comes up properly, it is the service provider that comes up unknown.unknown

Re: How to filter out microsoft crawl?

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Have you got field "Exclude all hits from known bots and spiders" checked in your view settings?

Re: How to filter out microsoft crawl?

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I did not have that checked. I duplicated my previous view then added that in. I will check back and let you know.